John Brosnan was born in Australia, but lived in London for most of his adult life. A journalist, film critic and novelist, his work appeared in many national newspapers and genre magazines. He was the author of a number of critically acclaimed film books, including the MOVIE MAGIC, FUTURE TENSE and the seminal work THE HORROR PEOPLE. He wrote several sf and fantasy novels and, as half of 'Harry Adam Knight', a number of bestselling horror novels. He died suddenly in April 2005.